senate Bill S705

2011-2012 Legislative Session

Requires the legislature to be sequestered if they do not timely pass a budget

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Jan 04, 2012 referred to investigations and government operations
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S705 - Details

Law Section:
Legislative Law
Laws Affected:
Add §5-b, amd §5, Leg L
Versions Introduced in 2009-2010 Legislative Session:
S7237

S705 - Summary

Provides that if the legislature does not timely pass a budget, it shall be sequestered until legislative passage of such budget; defines sequestered.

S705 - Sponsor Memo

S705 - Bill Text download pdf

                    S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
________________________________________________________________________

                                   705

                       2011-2012 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                               (PREFILED)

                             January 5, 2011
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen.  ROBACH -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
  printed to be committed to the Committee on Investigations and Govern-
  ment Operations

AN ACT to amend the legislative law, in relation to requiring the legis-
  lature to be sequestered if the legislative passage of the  budget  is
  not timely

  THE  PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM-
BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:

  Section 1. The legislative law is amended by adding a new section  5-b
to read as follows:
  S  5-B. ABSENT OF BUDGET BY THE NEW FISCAL YEAR, THE LEGISLATURE SHALL
BE SEQUESTERED. IF LEGISLATIVE PASSAGE  OF  THE  BUDGET  AS  DEFINED  IN
SUBDIVISION THREE OF SECTION FIVE OF THIS ARTICLE HAS NOT OCCURRED PRIOR
TO THE FIRST DAY OF ANY FISCAL YEAR, EACH HOUSE OF THE LEGISLATURE SHALL
BE  SEQUESTERED  UNTIL  SUCH  LEGISLATIVE  PASSAGE  OF  THE  BUDGET  HAS
OCCURRED; PROVIDED, HOWEVER, THAT ALLOWANCES SHALL BE MADE FOR RELIGIOUS
OBSERVANCES.  FOR THE PURPOSES OF THIS SECTION, THE  TERM  "SEQUESTERED"
SHALL  BE  DEFINED  AS  CONFINED TO THE MEMBER'S PROSPECTIVE LEGISLATIVE
CHAMBER UNLESS SESSION IS ADJOURNED FOR  A  MEAL  BREAK  AS  DEFINED  IN
SECTION  ONE HUNDRED SIXTY-TWO OF THE LABOR LAW OR SESSION HAS ADJOURNED
FOR A REST BREAK AFTER THE COMPLETION OF AT LEAST AN EIGHT-HOUR  CONTIN-
UOUS  SESSION  PERIOD.    DURING  SUCH  PERIODS THE LEGISLATURE SHALL BE
DEEMED SEQUESTERED PURSUANT TO THIS  SECTION  AND  SHALL  BE  UNDER  THE
SUPERVISION OF THE STATE POLICE.
  S  2.  Subdivision  3 of section 5 of the legislative law, as added by
chapter 635 of the laws of 1998, is amended to read as follows:
  3. "Legislative passage of the budget", solely  for  the  purposes  of
this  section  and [section] SECTIONS five-a AND FIVE-B of this article,
shall mean that the appropriation bill or bills submitted by the  gover-
nor pursuant to section three of article seven of the state constitution

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.

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